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Arthur George Jenkins


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 12 February 1868
Place: South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
Arrived in Western Australia 1893
Parents
Son of Sir George Henry, clerk of Parliament of Victoria and Caroline Kent
Marriage and Family
Married 14 August 1895, St George’s Cathedral, Perth to Annie Louisa Burt, daughter of Septimus and Louisa Fanny Hare
Children: one son
Death
Date: 27 March 1917
Place: Cottesloe, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Melbourne Church of England Grammar School and University of Melbourne
Victorian Bar 1889
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment History
Miner at Coolgardie
1894 WA Bar
Practised as solicitor on goldfields for eight years, afterwards at Perth
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Mayor of Coolgardie 1897–1898
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
22 May 1898
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1917
Electorate
North East
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC North East Province 13 May 1898–21 May 1904
  • Metropolitan Province 22 May 1908–27 March 1917
  • Contested North East Province 30 May 1904
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Qualifications
Victorian Bar 1889
References
Battye, JS The Cyclopedia of Western Australia : an historical and commercial review : descriptive and biographical facts, figures and illustrations : an epitome of progress, p. 327–328.
FK Crowley, 'A Vice-Regal Defendant; Sidelights on Australian Federation’, Historical Studies, IX, XXXIV, p. 123.
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia, PWH Thiel, Perth, 1901, p. 25.
West Australian, 15 May 1908, 28 March 1917.
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